CTSI wordmarkThe Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Minnesota's (UMN) Academic Health Center is supported through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant UL1TR002494, its KL2 Scholars are supported by grant KL2TR002492, and its TL1 Trainees are supported by grant TL1R002493.

The institute is one of approximately 60 medical research institutions working together to improve the way clinical and translational research is conducted nationwide, enhancing its efficiency and quality.

The CTSA consortium aims to accelerate the process of translating laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research efforts, and to train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers.

Our mission

CTSI is accelerating discoveries toward better health.

Our goals

  • Train an outstanding multidisciplinary, diverse workforce across the spectrum of clinical and translational science research that is skilled in and rewarded for team science.
  • Streamline methods and processes to increase CTSI's research capacity, both locally and nationally. 
  • Engage communities and stakeholders to improve the process of translation and the delivery of healthcare across the lifespan and to a diverse population.
  • Contribute unique U of M resources to the CTSA network.